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July 2024

In the run up to the General Election, members of the newly appointed Post-16 Senior Leadership team, the Active Citizenship strand of the IGS Ambassadors and a cohort of enthusiastic A-Level Politics students have been working on the IGS Mock election campaign.

This included organising and running assemblies, making information boards, designing party manifestos, hosting a Post-16 hustings, completing our own IGS Mock Election and created a real buzz around the school. Following the General Election, we can now announce the results of our student-led Mock Election in which almost 1,200 students got involved. Please find the results listed below:

IGS Mock Election 2024 (2)

Number of votes (out of 1,177) – Labour (442), Green Party (287), Reform UK (277), Conservatives (68), Liberal Democrats (64) and spoilt ballots (60).

The Student Experience

How we ran the IGS Mock Election 2024!

By Lois Skelton Y12

As soon as the General Election was announced, we got to work in setting up of team of those interested in helping out with the campaign. We initially worked on raising awareness of the upcoming General Election on a whole school level through planning and delivering assemblies to all year groups and curating a PBT session for the lower school to be able to compare and debate different party’s manifestos using the materials provided by the A-Level Politics students in order to increase the awareness of our political scene within all year groups at school.

IGS Mock Election 2024 (3)

In our assembly, we focused on delivering a presentation that would be suitable for all ages that briefly explains our electoral system, the political parties and the importance of voting in a digestible format. We then focused on delivering a student hustings, where 5 Politics students volunteered to stand as political representatives and raise awareness about different parties’ policies in a Post-16 hustings, where we addressed issues that are most concerning to young people such as Education and Healthcare.

Finally, in the run up to July 4th, we worked on designing ballots, producing ballots and ballot boxes from scrap paper and recycled materials, and then gathering volunteers to collect votes from all year groups. We collected 1,177 ballots and spent time rounding up, grouping and counting ballots to produce our results. This experience was provided great insight into the work the polling staff undertake each general election, the importance of educating young people on politics and, in the end, we were all looking forward to finding out which party won.

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